As we approach another critical election, I thought I would look at some of the phrases we consider in the history of our government.
Let’s start with the phrase “We the People.” When I was taught in school the declaration of Independence, and the Preamble of the Constitution was like a gospel song. Voices boom used width pride. But when I was growing up, we were still enjoying the fruits of the Allied victory in Japan and Europe. As a person who shared this countries birthday, I had to memorize them. The reality is that the founding fathers meant them as introductory remarks. I always thought our representatives came from the people themselves via the electoral process. But that is not the case for the most part they are white rich men and women who have made a name for themselves. They are not first responders, farmers, factory workers. This November we have a wide diversity of people wanting to serve their constituents. And so they don’t fall into the trap that their predecessors did, we must campaign for term limits and the removal of Citizen United.
Our politicians love to talk the talk regarding “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” including “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are not meant to be taken or given away. The only people that can give these rights away is us. We are the only ones that can allow them to be taken away. So, it is very important that we stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. Be sure to go vote on November 6th. I don’t care if you walk, drive, ride or fly but vote.
What is at stake health care, Social Security, Medicare, and immigration.